See previous notes, with one addition. I'm still loving this wine, but this bottle didn't get finished on day 1 and maybe I didn't vinVac it soon enough, but on day 2 it lost a bit of luster. A bit flat and flabby. Not bright and vibrant like it was day 1. Still a great CdR at $12.
Punches above its weight. Restrained black fruits, chocolate, caramel, wood ash, beef bones, oak, buckwheat flour. In a perfect drinking window right now. Short finish is the only thing keeping this one below 90. Definite rebuy from WTSO at $11.99/bottle. Better without food than with. Good choice for a cellar defender.
Very interesting and distinctive wine, with flavors and aromas of toasted Manchego and Mozzarella cheese, and a hint of Bleu cheese (where did those come from?)....I don't know what percentage of Mourvedre this has, but that grape appears to dominate in flavors. I really like this...never had anything quite like it.
This is my first of 4 bottles of this one. Now I wish I had bought more.
Edit: With air, the Syrah comes to the fore, and the wine becomes more fruity and floral. Great QPR on this one.
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